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Dakota Territory Resource Acquires Unpatented Lode Mining Claims in Black Hills of South Dakota

Dakota Territory Resource Corp ("Dakota Territory" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce that it has substantially increased the Company's property holdings through the acquisition of three groups of unpatented lode mining claims covering approximately 853 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

The property acquisition is located in the heart of a district that has produced approximately 50 million ounces of gold over the past 135 years and is situated to the west, south and southeast of the Company's Blind Gold Property. With the addition of the new property, Dakota Territory has increased the size of its land package in the Black Hills by approximately 50% to nearly 2,466 acres in total.

In announcing the property acquisition, Richard Bachman, President and CEO of Dakota Territory stated "We are very excited to have acquired properties that we believe hold significant gold exploration potential. Much of this land was explored by Homestake Mining Company during the 1970's, 80's and 90's, from which we have knowledge to build on. This acquisition adds substantial depth to the Company through the addition of several new gold targets".

The Company acquired the property from Black Hills Gold Exploration LLC on December 31, 2012, for a purchase price of one million restricted common shares of Dakota Territory valued at $0.15 per share, or $150,000.00. The property is comprised of three blocks of claims in close proximity to the Company's Blind Gold Property:

About West False Bottom Creek and Paradise Gulch Claims Group Comprised of twenty-three unpatented lode mining claims, the West False Bottom Creek and Paradise Gulch claims are located immediately to the south and west of the Blind Gold Property. The property is overlain by rocks of the Mississippian Paha Sapa Limestone and Cambrian Deadwood Formation that are intruded by Tertiary-age Rhyolite, Quartz Trachyte, and Phonolite igneous rocks, all of which are hosts for gold elsewhere in the district.Numerous historic prospect pits, adits, and shafts have been excavated on the property suggesting the occurrence gold mineralization at multiple locales. The possibility exists for Homestake type gold mineralization under the cover rocks on the property because the Homestake stratigraphic sequence (Ellison, Homestake, and Poorman Formations) outcrops just south of property.

About City Creek Claims Group The City Creek Claims Group consists of twenty-one unpatented lode mining claims located one mile northeast of the Homestake Open Cut and one mile northwest of City of Deadwood. The City Creek property geology is dominated by rocks of the Homestake stratigraphic sequence, mainly the Ellison, Homestake, and Poorman formations that outcrop at the surface across the property. This stratigraphy has been mapped by USGS geologists and was drilled by Homestake Mining Company in the 1970's and 1980's. Homestake's drilling intersected weak gold mineralization in Homestake formation under the City Creek property in the classic quartz vein, chlorite-arsenopyrite mineralization. The Homestake formation that outcrops on the City Creek property is complexly folded and represents the extension of Homestake formation northeast from Caledonia and Main Ledge ore bodies at the Homestake Mine.

About Homestake Paleoplacer Claims Group The Homestake Paleoplacer property consists of thirteen unpatented lode mining claims located one mile north of the Homestake Open Cut. Tertiary-age rhyolite intrusive rocks dominate the outcrop on the property, along with limited outcrops of Cambrian Deadwood formation contained within the rhyolite intrusive. The rhyolite is in the form of a sill/laccolith 50 to 500 feet thick that overlies the basal quartz pebble conglomerate units of Deadwood formation, that in this area represent the extension of gold bearing paleoplacers sourcing from the Homestake lode at the Open Cut. More than 10 million ounces of gold are estimated to have been eroded from the Homestake lode, principally from the Caledonia, Main Ledge, and DeSmet ore bodies. Between 1875 and 1910, approximately 1.5 million ounces of gold were produced from paleoplacer mines including the Minerva, Deadbroke, Baltimore & Deadwood, Esmeralda, Hidden Treasure, Pinney, Omega, Deadwood-Terra, Hawkeye-Pluma, Gentle Annie, and Monitor mines. Homestake Mining Company drilled at least 23 drill holes in the area testing the basal Deadwood conglomerate under the Homestake Paleoplacer property, which discovered significant gold mineralization with gold geochemistry consistent with the paleoplacer gold deposit model (low silver and low base metals) at a distance approximately 1,800 feet north of the Deadbroke mine, the farthest north known producing paleoplacer mine.

Source: http://dakotaterritoryresource.com/

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